Supreme Court Case

Supreme Court Case


Supreme Court Case

In order to preserve and protect its independence, Grove City College refused federal student aid beginning in the mid-1980s. As a result, Grove City College argued its case in the landmark Supreme Court Case, Grove City College v. Bell. Today, the College remains a beacon of laissez-faire economic freedom in the United States.

Central to the College's identity is a spirit of independence. That spirit extends into every area of Grove City College life, including academic and financial independence. Against federal government oversight of our academic programs and finances, Grove City College is only one of a handful of institutions in the United States to refuse all federal funding.

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Pew Legacy

​Joseph Newton Pew was born in 1848, the youngest of ten children born to John and Nancy Glenn Pew on a farm in Mercer, Pa.

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Benefits of Independence

​Grove City College teaches, advocates and operates under the principles of free market economic theory. By putting that theory into practice, the College maintains competitively low costs and a superior academic program.

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Endowment

​Grove City College believes in purposeful accounting of its finances. Most of the College’s operating expenses are covered by student tuition.

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Board of Trustees

​​Leaders from business, law and education, as well as many other sectors, comprise the Board of Trustees at Grove City College.

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History

​When the College was chartered, a broad, Christian-based cultural consensus prevailed in America. By charter, the doors of the College were open to qualified students "without regard to religious test or belief."

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Media Backgrounder

Since its founding in 1876, Grove City College, committed to Christian principles, has striven to be equal in academic quality to the finest four year colleges.

 

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Supreme Court Case

​In order to preserve and protect its independence, Grove City College refused federal student beginning in the mid-1980s.

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Harbison Chapel

​Harbison Chapel is the center of the religious life of the campus. It provides an inspiring place of worship and a place for quiet meditation.

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